Theme

NATO

Since its establishment in 1949, NATO has been the cornerstone of Norwegian security and defence policy.

During the Cold War, collective defence under Article 5 of the Treaty was the primary function of the Alliance – as a response to Soviet and Warsaw Pact military postures. With the end of the Cold War in 1989, NATO began restructuring itself towards the conduct of peace support operations and other forms of crisis management operations in the Balkans, the Horn of Africa and elsewhere. The ISAF operation (2003–2014) in Afghanistan became the biggest ever, and included numerous non-NATO partner countries. Following Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea and engagement in Ukraine in 2014, NATO has renewed its emphasis on collective defence. However, the organization is struggling internally after years of massive defence cuts in Europe, leaving the USA to carry over 70% of the total budget. Research at NUPI follows developments in NATO as well as in various member states, among them the USA, France and Poland.

News about nato

All news about nato (total 11)

Publications about nato

  • Publication : KRONIKK

    Usikre rammer for norsk forsvarspolitikk

    (Available in Norwegian only): USAs utenrikspolitikk og et militært potent Russland skaper uforutsigbare internasjonale rammevilkår. Både NATO og Norge har vendt «hjem» igjen både mentalt (forsvarsidentitet og trusselbilde) og fysisk (kollektiv sikkerhet og territorielt forsvar). Men nye internasjonale...
  • Publication : KRONIKK

    Hva skal Forsvaret forsvare?

    (Norwegian only): Forsvaret av Norge opptar folk, men fokuset i forsvarsdebatten har vært mest på budsjett, baser og struktur. Det er imidlertid en tendens til at vi glemmer å diskutere det mest grunnleggende, nemlig hva slags trussel Forsvaret skal forsvare oss mot. Hvordan bør Forsvaret skrus sammen...
  • Publication : KRONIKK

    Vil USA fortsatt forsvare Europa?

    (Available in Norwegian only): Har det noen effekt når Trump svinger pisken over sine allierte og krever høyere forsvarsbudsjett? Vil det få fortgang i forsvarsinvesteringene i Europa?
All publications about nato (total 52)

Research projects about nato

All research projects about nato (total 9)